Events, Interviews, News
Mar 3, 2019

An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth, hosted by The Paley Center of Media, Q+A

The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills hosted “An Evening With Kristin
Chenoweth: In Conversation with Bryan Fuller,” on Tuesday, February 27th.

“If they get to see all the good, I want them to see all the real too,” Kristin Chenoweth says when speaking about ‘An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth.’
The super casual, yet highly anticipated event brought out Broadway fanatics, musical theatre addicts and diehard Kristin Chenoweth fans of all ages. The evening was hosted by Cheonweth’s longtime friend Bryan Fuller.
Kristin Chenoweth is more than a triple threat, she is a multi-threat. First and foremost she can sing, that’s obvious, she dance, act, make you bust a gut laughing and bring tears to your eyes, but in a good way. Through all of the fame, fortune, glitz and glam, Kristin Chenoweth is a humble, genuine and emotionally authentic person. Fuller wasn’t joking on the red carpet when he said, “She (Kristin) is who she is and one of the most authentic people I’ve ever met and there’s just one face.” In regard to her fame and an evening dedicated to herself, Kristin said it is incredibly special and she was so honored.

Upon entering the auditorium, audiences got so see just a fraction of her amazing performances from “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” to “Pushing Daises” play out on a big screen. As promised, there was a ton of laughter which Fuller guaranteed earlier on the carpet. It was an evening mainly about reflection and accomplishments, but it was also a look to Chenoweth’s future. “I keep looking forward because I’m terrible at math and I suck at construction. I am an artist and I want to be doing it forever, even when I pass on and go to heaven,” Chenoweth said.

Speaking of doing what she loves, Chenoweth spent all day at the recording studio and said, “I think it’s done”, meaning she and her music producer finished recording her new album. Chenoweth said this album is all about honoring women entertainers such as Judy Garland, Dolly Parton, Carol Burnett and many more.

As for other future endeavors Chenoweth said, “I listen and learn so I can continue to teach the younger generation.” A few famous names dropped several times include Ariana Grande and Dove Cameron. Kristin has worked on a few projects with both of these artists and even mentioned that she would like to see Grande or Cameron play her Broadway character
Glinda in “Wicked” the movie. Chenoweth’s biggest goals are to star in a Tony award winning musical as well as star in a movie musical on the big screen. Chenoweth did a Q&A with the audience, but it was the younger faces asking questions that made Kristin truly light up! Her words of advice “Sing from your Who-Ha” and “Check your humility at the door.”

Reporter: Madison Conklin